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Description:

This is part of a workshop series is designed to help beginner and advance home gardeners learn the basics of gardening and landscaping. Workshops are presented by Jessica Strickland, Wayne County Extension Horticulture Agent, and consist of presentation, handouts, question & answers and hands-on learning.

Cost:
Per Workshop: $5
For all workshops: $40

Reserve your seat in advance by paying registration fee at Wayne County Extension Office -or- arrive 30 minutes early to pay at workshop

Rest of Workshop Series Schedule:
• August 28th – Plant Propagation Basics
• September 11th – Soil Testing to Improve Your Soil
• October 9th – Woody Ornamentals: Trees & Shrubs
• November 8th – Understanding Soil Reports, Fertilizers & Pest Management

Jun 5 Tue

Also Coming Up

Wayne County Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC Wayne County Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro NC Wayne County Center 21 hours away
Description:

This is part of a workshop series is designed to help beginner and advance home gardeners learn the basics of gardening and landscaping. Workshops are presented by Jessica Strickland, Wayne County Extension Horticulture Agent, and consist of presentation, handouts, question & answers and hands-on learning.

Cost:
Per Workshop: $5
For all workshops: $40

Reserve your seat in advance by paying registration fee at Wayne County Extension Office -or- arrive 30 minutes early to pay at workshop

Rest of Workshop Series Schedule:
• March 13th – Growing Fruits & Pecans
• April 10th – Growing Vegetables & Herbs
• May 15th – Lawn Care Basics
• June 5th - Growing Flowers: Perennials & Annuals
• August 28th – Plant Propagation Basics
• September 11th – Soil Testing to Improve Your Soil
• October 9th – Woody Ornamentals: Trees & Shrubs
• November 8th – Understanding Soil Reports, Fertilizers & Pest Management

Feb 20 Tue
Wayne County Extension Office, 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC Wayne County Extension Office, 208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC Wayne County Center 3 days away
Description:

Learn how you can grow fresh blueberries in yourown garden. In this workshop, we will cover site & variety selection, pruning and fertilization. Workshop is free. Register for workshop by calling Wayne CountyExtension Office at 919-731-1520.

Feb 22 Thu
Wayne County Center, Goldsboro NC 27530 Wayne County Center, Goldsboro NC 27530 Wayne County Center 1 week away
Description:
Mar 1 Thu
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Wayne County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Instructors:

We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80
  • Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

    Mar 7 Wed
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Wayne County Center 2 weeks away
    Description: March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

    This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will be able to tour select freshwater farms on Thursday and hear the latest research based findings from recognized state and national experts during the Friday conference.  Our trade show will exhibit some of the latest aquaculture equipment and products and our famous "Cultured Seafoods Festival", the 'all you care to eat...' gathering on Friday night, will showcase all manner of NC aquacultured products.  This year we've added an oyster shucking demonstration and tasting of fresh NC raw-oysters.  Our shellfish workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.  This fun and unique meeting is only offered once each year, so be sure not to miss out!

    For additional information, including how to register, please go to the conference website at: NCAquaculture.org

    Mar 8 Thu
    Wayne County Extension Office, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC Wayne County Extension Office, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC Wayne County Center 3 weeks away
    Description:

    This is part of a workshop series is designed to help beginner and advance home gardeners learn the basics of gardening and landscaping. Workshops are presented by Jessica Strickland, Wayne County Extension Horticulture Agent, and consist of presentation, handouts, question & answers and hands-on learning.

    Cost:
    Per Workshop: $5
    For all workshops: $40

    Reserve your seat in advance by paying registration fee at Wayne County Extension Office -or- arrive 30 minutes early to pay at workshop

    Rest of Workshop Series Schedule:
    • April 10th – Growing Vegetables & Herbs
    • May 15th – Lawn Care Basics
    • June 5th - Growing Flowers: Perennials & Annuals
    • August 28th – Plant Propagation Basics
    • September 11th – Soil Testing to Improve Your Soil
    • October 9th – Woody Ornamentals: Trees & Shrubs
    • November 8th – Understanding Soil Reports, Fertilizers & Pest Management

    Mar 13 Tue